Guy Lafleur is known as one of the most impressive goal scorers of his generation. He was the first overall pick in the 1971 draft by the Montreal Canadiens, just about 100 miles from his birthplace, Thurso, Quebec. He began his career with the Canadiens a season after his hero, Jean Beliveau, retired. He would go on to play 14 seasons in Montreal, a single season with the Rangers and another two seasons with the Quebec Nordiques before he retired himself. Lafleur won five Cups with the Canadiens, and on a personal level he won the Hart Trophy twice, the Art Ross Trophy three times, the Lester B. Pearson award three times and the Conn Smythe Trophy once. He was the first player to score 50+ goals and 100 points during six straight seasons. Lafleur finished his career with 560 goals and 793 assists in 1,1256 games played. He was inducted into the Hall of Fame in 1988.
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